The Colour Purple - Book Review

Title: The Colour Purple

Author: Alice Walker

Page count: 308

Read dates: 21/09/2020-3/10/2020


Synopsis - Celie narrates her life through letters to God, and eventually her sister, telling of the trauma and loneliness she goes through until she learns to resist the paralyzing self-concept forced on her by others.


My thoughts - I read this book a long time ago, perhaps when I was a little too young. I was able to enjoy it more now, but also understand and appreciate the story on a different level.


It's a difficult, and very sad story to read, and Celie is a character that I would love to bundle up and keep safe. She's kind, she's caring, she's thoughtful, and she's repeatedly mistreated by those around her.


It's very much a story of personal growth, and forgiveness, there is a lot of change from start to finish, and it does end in a much better place than where it started.


I very much feel it's about the transition of people behaving the way they think they should, to people behaving the way they actually should.


It's thought-provoking, vivid and powerful.


My rating - 5/5

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